Sorry I've been down for a day - problems with the latest Cooker MySQL...

When I wrote about our new apartment I forgot to mention the #1 most annoying thing - the fire alarm. On the one hand, it's nice to know we're not very likely to die in our bed if something actually does set on fire. On the other hand, it's probably safe to say the alarm is just a tad too sensitive when it can be triggered by boiling the fricking kettle. I don't make it a general rule to scream at inanimate objects to shut the hell up in Japanese, but for this fire alarm, I'm willing to make an exception...

("shut the hell up" sounds a lot more satisfying in Japanese than in English. One of the great things about learning languages is that you can swear a whole lot more effectively when you have a range to choose from. :>)


rcrane wrote on 2005-10-29 04:38:
I too have a "fire alarm" that is too sensitive: can't cook a steak without setting it off - end result we end up disconnecting it totally